Four International Agribusiness Titans Commit to Collaborative Work in NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Bayer, BASF, SAS and Novozymes have agreed to collaborate with NC State University researchers at the new Plant Sciences Building, a leading-edge facility at the heart of the university’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Poster Presentation Winners from Sixth Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium

Hello everyone, I am excited to announce the winners of the poster competition! In third place, Anna Yaschenko of NC State University, for her poster...

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2021-22 University Faculty Scholars Named

NC State’s 2021-22 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 23 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond.


Sixth Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium: Specialty Crops Breeding

The 6th Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium be held via ZOOM on Thursday, February 10th, 2022, from 8:15 AM to 5:30 PM. Hosted by the Plant Breeding Club.

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Specialty Crops Improvement Showcase

The Specialty Crops Improvement Showcase is a ZOOM only event hosted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

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NAPB Borlaug Scholars Announcement: Seeking the most promising students in plant breeding

The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Borlaug Scholars Program seeking for your help to identify the most promising students that are in upper-level undergraduate and advanced graduate levels at universities in the United States

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Kuraparthy Receives 2021 Cotton Genetics Research Award

Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy, Professor in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, is the 2021 Cotton Genetics Research Award recipient.

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Student Spotlight: Spencer Haroldson

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is home to a booming population of over 250 graduate and undergraduate students. Our mission is to connect them with opportunities and careers that solve growing challenges.

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Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop

The true profit potential of sweetpotatoes has been held back by an aggressive and invasive pest. NC State’s Craig Yencho will lead a $5 million grant-funded project to fight it.

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Carlos Iglesias appointed to USDA Specialty Crop Advisory Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the appointment of 14 members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. Eight members are new appointments and six members are re-appointments.